Africa: contaminated French pizzas delivered to 15 countries (including Benin)

“Buitoni does not sell pizzas, Fraîch’up live abroad” defends the spokesperson for the brand owned by Nestlé, the global giant in the food industry. “Pizzas Fraîch’up are distributed and marketed to distributors-resellers in France, who can export and resell on their own initiative in stores located abroad” he continued.

Bacteria responsible for bloody diarrhea

This could therefore explain why these pizzas ended up in Benin and 14 other African countries. In reality, the problem that arises is that this pizza is considered to be the source of a certain number of serious cases of contamination byEscherichia Coli, a bacterium that resides in the digestive tract of humans and warm-blooded animals and some strains of which can cause bloody diarrhea in particular. It was the French health authorities who came to this conclusion.

Serious cases of contamination have been reported in about ten children. There have been two deaths but it has not been confirmed that there is a clear link between the pizzas and the two deaths. In any case, at the end of last month, the General Directorate of Health in France published a press release in which it informed that analyzes have confirmed a link between several cases of consumption of “frozen pizzas from the Fraîch’UP range of the Buitoni brand contaminated with Escherichia Coli bacteria”. It must be said that the pizzas in question are made in Caudry in France, in the Buitoni plant.

Nestlé had massively recalled these pizzas unfit for consumption

The prefecture has since banned all production following two hygiene inspections. On March 18, 2022, Nestlé had already massively recalled these pizzas unfit for consumption, from countries such as France, Luxembourg and Belgium. In Africa, in addition to Benignthese pizzas were distributed in Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Republic of Congo, DRC, Gabon, Mauritius, Madagascar, Guinea, Mali, Senegal, Morocco, Niger and Cameroon.

At least that’s what a notification from the Rapid Alert System for food and Feed, an international food risk alert mechanism. A spokesperson for the European Commission confirmed the information on Thursday 07 April. The other countries where the pizzas were distributed are the Qatar, Slovenia, Andorra, Switzerland and Saint-Martin.

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